With the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales witnessing upsets one after another, former Sri Lanka batsman Roshan Mahanama believes India won’t make any mistake by not taking Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the competition on Thursday.
The batsman of pedigree from India’s southern neighbour Sri Lanka also believes Bangladesh will enjoy some advantage as they are being treated as the ‘underdogs’.
“One thing that goes in Bangladesh’s favour is they go in as underdogs. No one gave us a chance in 1996 (World Cup). There will be less pressure on Bangladesh and they have proved critics wrong in the past. They have had senior players rising to the occasion and after India losing to Sri Lanka, they will not want to take any team lightly and go flat out,” he said.
The legendary cricketer also has the feeling that after suffering an upset defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the group Bangladesh, the Indians will be more cautious than ever going into play the match against the Tigers.
“India after losing to Sri Lanka would do a lot of home work on Bangladesh players and if they get to the finals they will work even harder studying the opposition to ensure there is no room for complacency. They would want to make sure they keep up to their potential and get to the finals first before having sights on lifting the Champions Trophy,” he said.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com